Why are most Canada study visa applicants rejected based on intent not to return home?

Many international students who apply to study in Canada can face rejection due to various reasons. One of the key reasons for refusal of a visit visa is the candidate’s inability to prove his intent to return to the home country after studies are over.

As a study visa is for defined period, it comes with an expiry date. Unless one extends it, or apply for and gets a permanent residency visa, the study visa holder must come back to the home country.

Study permits get rejected because many applicants fail to demonstrate sufficient funds, especially for the first year of their course. These funds are required to cover the tuition fee and other living expenses in Canada. Immigration officers may suspect the financial insufficiency of the candidate hence, reject the application.

The evaluating officer may also reject an application without asking for any additional documents, information, or clarifications.

Further, complying with the immigration guide too does not guarantee any approval.

No job prospects in the home country, after studies are over is yet another reason where an immigration officer may reject an application.

A well prepared statement of purpose, filed with the student visa should be able to address all these areas.